Mission Shed

mission shed

A network of mission resource hubs across the diocese to enable and resource growth in fresh expressions and renewed-expressions of church. The hubs are coordinated by lay/ordained leaders, supported by the Diocesan Mission enabler, Children and Family Advisor and Youth Advisor. See team page for contact details.

Our vision is to launch more hubs as we gain experience and learning from
the current Pilots to:

  • Share good practice in growing church through a renewed-expression or fresh expression of church
  • Encourage the initiation of new and growth of existing Fresh Expressions of Church or new initiatives
  • Provide a learning community where Pioneers and Incumbents (and especially lay practitioners / teams) seeking to become more pioneering can learn from each other, be assisted, and energised for mission and growth
  • Provide or identify resource partnerships for those hoping to trial a Fresh Expression of Church or re-expression of inherited church that shows potential for growth
  • Enable intentional learning together (Missional learning communities) – prayer, church planting, discipleship, evangelism etc.
    • Mission shaped Initiation – encourage calling out of individuals and potential teams
    • Mission shaped ministry – training or lay leaders and teams
    • Mentoring / Coaching for teams and leaders
  • Accompany – ‘travel’ alongside and with others seeking to develop and grow
  • Encourage and enable ‘Re-Expression’ (Renewed expressions of inherited church models – A way of growth that comes from taking elements from others that will work in inherited church and responding to ‘come to us’ opportunities that already exist ie developing all-age worship and cafe services and other ways of exploring how to make the most of ‘come to us’ opportunities for evangelism.

Mission Shed Gatherings:

EAST DEVON – HONITON – email co-ordinators for location

Coordinator: Revd Kate Woolven

Monday 15 October

Meeting at Toast Coffee House, Okehampton

North Dartmoor  – Coordinator: Revd Paul Seaton Burn

Wednesday 19 September

at St John the Baptist Church, Newport, Barnstaple

North Devon – Coordinators: Adam AustinRevd Andy Dodwell, Carolyn Dodwell, Revd Rosie Austin

Thursday 11 October

PLYMOUTH – at St Pancras Church, Plymouth
Coordinators: Revd Jennie Appleby, Phil Baul (Church Army), Ruth Sayers (CMS Mission Partner Devonport)

Monday 29 October

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